If You Tend To Slip Up Under Pressure, This New Study Is For You

24/01/2016 7:58 PM AEDT | Updated January 24, 2016 19:58
Steve Lawrence via Getty Images

Anyone who experiences stage fright knows what it feels like to slip up under the pressure of having an audience watch your every move.

In short: The feeling is devastating.

Now, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the brain network that prompts us to tense up when we're being watched.

This tension may cause us to exert more force and muscle power than we think we're exerting when performing a task, which can result in mishaps, Dr. Hugo Critchley, chair of psychiatry at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England and a co-author of the research, told The Huffington Post.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

Advertisement

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

Advertisement